Peter Temple had a successful career as a journalist, editor, and academic before turning to writing. His crime fiction novels transcend the genre and have made him one of Australia's most popular and successful authors of the past two decades. He has won many literary prizes, including the prestigious international crime writing prize the Duncan Lawrie Dagger award for The Broken Shore, and the 2010 Miles Franklin award for Truth.
On our shelves:
Jack Irish series:
The Broken shore series
- The Broken shore (Winner of the U.K. Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel 2007)
- Truth (Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2010)
His short story Kingdom Come can be found in The Best Australian Stories 2003, edited by Peter Craven.
Peter Temple also supplied the introduction, A novel of menace, for the 2009 reissue of the Australian classic:
- An interview with Peter Temple about Truth. From ABC's Radio National Books Show from the November 5, 2009. You will find an audio link you can download of this program as well as a transcript of the interview.
- Peter Temple talks to Bob Cornwell
- McKinty, Adrian, 2019, 'Never too much: Peter Temple knew the skeleton was only the start of the story', The Weekend Australian Review, pp.20-21.
The Broken shore:
- Anderson, Patrick, 2007, 'Brutal eloquence' The Washington Post, June 18
- 'The Case for Peter Temple's The Broken shore' The Conversation, 2014, July 1
- Gordon, Edmund, (2010) 'Truth by Peter Temple', The Guardian, January 10
- Harsh Heart of Truth, 'The Age', September 26, 2009
- McEvoy, Marc, (2010), Crime novel makes history, that's the 'Truth', The Age, June 23
- King, Charlotte, 2018, 'Peter Temple dies aged 71, remembered as an 'extraordinary writer' with distinctive narrative voice', ABC News, March 12. [Includes a reflection by Australian writer, Michael Robotham' Video - 3:09]
- Mabin, Saskia, 2018, 'Peter Temple: tributes paid to acclaimed crime writer after his death, aged 71', The Guardian, March 12